Fairfax, VA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
73%
27%
student ratio
63
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
Not Reported
fall application deadline
69%
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Criminology, Law, And Society Master of Arts (MA)
    • Criminal Justice Master of Science (MS) [Criminal Justice and Criminology ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 11
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required for some, Thesis Required and major area paper (depends on catalog year)
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 71
    • Accepted 49
    • Acceptance Rate 69
    • Enrolled 15
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (for MA), college transcripts, goals statement, two letters of recommendation, and resume, writing sample
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, college transcripts, goals statement, three letters of recommendation, and resume, writing sample
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 575 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships, health care benefits (for full-time research or teaching assistantship recipients)

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students63
    • Female Percentage73%
    • Male Percentage27%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students63
    • Part-time Percentage46%
    • Full-time Percentage54%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American10%
    • White / Caucasian65%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native2%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown or International Student13%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty74
    • Full-time Percentage38%
    • Part-time Percentage62%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchWrongful convictions; violence, firearms, and public policy; public opinion and justice issues; evidence-based policing and crime policy; corrections, probation, parole, and reentry
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$3,418,630

Location & Contact

Department of Criminology, Law and Society

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MSN 4F4
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

David Wilson

Chair

Phone: 703-993-4701
Fax: 703-993-8316
Email: dwilsonb@gmu.edu

Mary Schifferli

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 703-993-9417
Fax: 703-993-8316
Email: mschiffe@gmu.edu


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